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My 365 Day Writing Project

To begin with, you need to write. This seems axiomatic because it is. The only way to amass a pile of words into a book is to shovel some every single day.

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365 Day Writing Project

Building a drawing

The second graders’ last project of the year incorporated building and drawing together.

Students worked together to build many wonderful types of buildings and structures. 98 more words


Thunder Tongue Kisses

You may laugh. Oh, yes you may. But I have just spent about 45 minutes working on a tongue for this dog.

The eyes may be crucial for a book character’s expression, but with a dog, the tongue is… 130 more words

Stillwater, an artist's view: Part I

I turned in some artwork today. While the drive to the gallery was a happy high celebration of finishing new work and meeting the deadline (call me Miss Procrastination), the arrival home was a bit of a drag when I saw the blank studio wall where color and fun doodles had been only a couple hours earlier. 493 more words


Interview - The Blue Djinn's Wish

Here’s me getting interviewed over at Simon Petrie’s website, about The Blue Djinn’s Wish from his latest anthology (with Edwina Harvey) Use Only As Directed… 14 more words


“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday...

…placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”  (Freya Stark)

Countdown: Into the Final Five. . .

The final edit of the beta-reader copy of my second book is now underway.

Yeah, right!

. . .Must . . stop. . . adding .

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